Parent Night "A Night under the STAARS"
Objective 1 Issues & Events in US History • Objective 2 Geographic Influences • Objective 3 Economic and Social Influences • Objective 4 Political Influences • Objective 5 Social Studies Skills
Explain the significance of the following dates: 1607, 1776, 1787, 1803, and 1861-1865. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson made one of his most important contributions as president when he — F wrote the Declaration of Independence G became the leader of the Democratic- Republican Party H founded the University of Virginia J purchased the Louisiana Territory from France *
What natural barrier would a pioneer traveling west to California encounter that a pioneer traveling to Oregon would not? F Great Plains G Mississippi River H Rocky Mountains J Sierra Nevada *
In 1828 the U.S. Congress increased taxes paid on imports to protect newly established northern industries from foreign competition. The southern economy was hurt by this protective tariff because the tariff — A increased the price of foreign manufactured goods * B decreased profits for foreign manufacturers C led to widespread bank failures D prevented trade with western territories
F Monarchy G Representative democracy * H Direct democracy J Aristocracy Use the diagram and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. As a result of the changes in colonial America shown above, which type of government best completes the diagram?
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution — A brought immediate equality to Native Americans B established a process for the admission of western states into the Union C created new congressional districts D granted civil rights primarily to African Americans *
• Canal networks • Swiftly flowing rivers • Extensive railroad systems • Banking and investment centers In the nineteenth century, the availability of the resources in this list resulted in — A an increase in the number of factories in the Northeast* B the development of industrial labor unions in the South C an increase in the number of immigrants moving to the South D the expansion of commercial agriculture in the Northeast
A writ of habeas corpus requires an official to bring a prisoner before a civil court to justify the prisoner’s arrest. President Abraham Lincoln authorized the suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War. In 1861, John Merryman, a citizen of Maryland, was imprisoned by military order and held without trial. He challenged the power of the president to suspend habeas corpus. Ex parte Merryman Chief Justice Roger B. Taney reviewed the case and decided that only Congress had the power to suspend habeas corpus. President Lincoln and his administration continued to suspend habeas corpus throughout the Civil War. By ignoring Chief Justice Taney’s ruling, President Lincoln — A exercised a constitutional check on judicial power B disregarded the principle of judicial review* C upheld the concept of federalism D invoked the principle of separation of powers
Erie Canal Aqueduct, Rochester, New York Which of these resulted from the modification to the environment shown in this illustration? A The surrounding area became more industrialized. * B Community parks were established to preserve wildlife. C Property was damaged by increased flooding. D Crop irrigation declined because of water pollution.